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Free yoga classes for breast cancer patients and survivors

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (WJBK) - Starting June 9th, The Angel Pillow Project and Yoga by Design Foundation will team up to host free Yoga classes every Monday from 2-2:30pm at Karma Yoga (683 W Maple Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301) Survivors in all stages of their cancer journey are welcome at the free R.E.A.C.H. Yoga classes. Classes will be taught at Karma Yoga by instructor Katherine Schaefer.

R.E.A.C.H. Yoga is a therapeutic practice for those who have been touched by breast cancer; Restore Exhale and Align with a Community of Healing. Yoga has been known to enhance physical and emotional wellness, establish reconnection in the body, heal the heart, enhance quality of life, boost immunity, combat fatigue, manage neuropathies, and improve strength, flexibility, and mobility.

"My healing truly began with the practice of yoga at the conclusion of treatment. I regained my strength, the mobility in my shoulders, chest and arms as well as being able to release the deep trauma of all the physically-invasive procedures," shares Sabrina Mayhew, breast cancer survivor and founder of The Angel Pillow Project. "Yoga has so impacted my life that I wanted to share it with others who have also experienced the ordeal of breast cancer. Collaborating with Lynn Medow of the Yoga by Design Foundation to provide this offering supports the mission of the Angel Pillow Project and the realization of a dream."

"I am very excited to share the healing gifts of yoga to breast cancer patients and survivors," says Katherine Schaefer, yoga instructor. "I am honored to be working with the Angel Pillow Project and Yoga by Design Foundation to bring the women together in a positive, healing way."

The Angel Pillow Project is a non-profit 501-c3 organization in which heart-shaped pillows, created by breast cancer survivors, are donated to those currently undergoing treatment to soothe physical and emotional pain immediately after surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

The Yoga by Design Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization which funds yoga programs for under-served populations.

About Yoga by Design Foundation:

Lynn Medow is the founder of Yoga by Design. Lynn has earned her a reputation as the "go-to" person for healing through yoga. The Yoga by Design Foundation is a non-profit organization which funds yoga programs for under-served populations.
 
About The Angel Pillow Project:

Sabrina Mayhew started The Angel Pillow Project to encourage healing, offer support, and provide comfort to breast cancer patients. The foundation provides heart-shaped pillows which are made by breast cancer survivors for those who are currently battling this disease; the pillows are used to soothe the physical and emotional pains that woman faces with breast cancer.

 


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